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Funeral services on Friday for state trooper

Posted: 3:26 PM, Jul 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-30 21:26:30Z

Funeral services are scheduled Friday for a rookie Arizona state trooper who was fatally shot last week while struggling with a suspect.

Trooper Tyler Edenhofer died Wednesday night, just two months after graduating from the Arizona Department of Public Safety academy. The 24-year-old U.S. Navy veteran was engaged to be married.
    
A candlelight vigil was scheduled for Monday night on the lawn of the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix.
    
Edenhofer's funeral will be held Friday morning in Peoria.
    
Motorists reported a man throwing items at vehicles along Interstate 10 in the Phoenix suburb of Goodyear and a fight broke out after troopers made contact with the suspect.
    
DPS officials say the 20-year-old suspect somehow got a hold of another trooper's gun and Edenhofer was shot and killed.